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Student Pastor

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Real Hope Community Church is a young and growing congregation that was founded in 2016. A year and a half ago we moved into our first permanent campus in the historic district of Rosenberg, TX.

We are seeking to hire a Student Pastor who will design and build – mostly from scratch – a meaningful, a gospel-focused ministry to teenagers in our community. It’s our desire that the ministry be built from the outside in, i.e. connecting with students where they are in the community and growing from there (as opposed to simply ministering to the students whose parents already attend Real Hope). In this respect, a successful candidate will have the heart, ethos, and entrepreneurial spirit of an organization like YoungLife.

This position will start out as a part-time role (25 hours/week), but we expect it will grow to full-time within a year or two. The rate at which the position grows to full-time will be tied to the growth of the ministry.



Design and implement a strategic approach to student ministry that reflects the ethos of our church (gospel-centric and service-minded)
Build relationships with other institutions and leaders who are invested in the lives of local students (schools, teachers, coaches, etc.)
Find and connect with students where they already are (the neighborhood surrounding our church, school events, sports teams, etc.)
Create on and off campus opportunities for socializing and discipleship
Communicate regularly with parents
Find ways for students to lead within our church (worship team, kids’ ministry, service projects, etc.)



Evidence of a growing relationship with God
Agreement with our mission and values
Active participation in the life of our church
Self-motivated and efficient
Driven, but kind
A genuine love for the next generation and a long-term desire to work with that age group (We are not interested in hiring someone who views student ministry as a stepping stone).



High school diploma (or equivalent)
A working knowledge of Scripture
Proven ability to design and build something
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Strong administrative abilities and follow through



30-40 students regularly participating in the ministry
A meaningful presence established at 2-3 local schools
Weekly connections with students
Monthly connections with parents
Monthly events for students to invite their friends to
Students stepping into visible leadership roles in our church



  • Status: Part-Time
  • Salary: $2,500/month (for 25 hrs./week)



Send a cover letter, resume, and two references to Ryan Lokkesmoe, Lead Pastor:

We welcome female applicants. 

*If we decide to proceed to an interview, we will ask for a video teaching sample and a strategic plan of how you would establish and grow the ministry during the first year.

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